Contributor Amida is currently obsessed with chickens and often blogs about them at Journey Into Unschooling.
This summer, I decided to ditch the school work and focus on a more natural learning style, allowing our interest to dictate which topics we would explore. For my three-year-old, it was the different structures at the playground and figuring out daredevil ways to get the most play out of them. My teenage son had a newfound interest in knives and began his personal research on the various types and their pros and cons.
For me, it all boiled down to chickens.
Project-based learning is something I’ve always believed in and aspire to integrate in our home learning environment.
For years, I’ve dreamt of the perfect summer project. The opportunity finally came when we met a couple of chicks facing eviction from the community garden, where they had set up residence without permission.